Peggy McCay, Longtime Star of ‘Days of Our Lives,’ Dies At 90
On Sunday, 90-year-old Peggy McCay, who starred as Caroline Brady for 35 years on Days of Our Lives died of natural causes.
McCay’s costar and close friend, Deidre Hall made the announcement on Facebook.
Our dearest Peggy McCay has left us. She was a friend, an activist and a real scrapper!! I remember meeting her at the…
McCay studied with Lee Strasberg in New York and later helped set up his west coast acting studio, which was attended by Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Paul Newman. Early in her career, McCay also won an OBIE for Best “Off-Broadway” Young Actress of the Year for her performance in “Uncle Vanya.”
McCay has appeared in many television shows, including Maverick, The Andy Griffith Show, Perry Mason, Gunsmoke, L.A. Law, Cold Case, Lou Grant and The Trials of Rosie O’Neill, which she won a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
McCay is best remembered by her role as Caroline Brady on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives, in which she received four Daytime Emmy nominations over her 35-year career.
Many of her costars from the soap opera paid tribute to McCay over Instagram and Twitter.
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Well Peggy, this is unexpected. The last time I saw you, you talked about how eager you were to get back to work. You said it with such conviction and longing. Don’t worry, you gave the world plenty. Gave your audiences inspired performances and your fellow actors your strength and inspiration and absolute love of the work. I will miss you sweet, Peggy. I am so grateful for the time I had with you . Sending love to your loved ones. Rest In Peace. #days #mamabradyforever
Always a classy lady our Emmy winning Peggy McCay who cared about her craft, her fellow actors and the Life of Days. She reigned well in this most pressured profession of Daytime. pic.twitter.com/27EGzNkRWi
— Thaao Penghlis (@ThaaoPenghlis) October 10, 2018
— Darin Brooks (@THEEdarinbrooks) October 10, 2018